(LTU)

Kristina Werner is a theatre maker and facilitator in education and community settings. In 2015, she graduated with the MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths, University of London. For over 12 years, she has worked with various communities in the UK, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Germany, creating processes and performances that activate the conscious and unconscious potential of the people involved. She often works biographically, seeing it as a way of getting to know others´ perspectives and enabling the participants to work out the universality of their themes and to find a common aesthetic form that reaches the audience.

Rimantas Ribaciauskas is a writer and producer working in theatre, digital media, and at the intersections of these fields. He holds a MA in Audiovisual Art from Lithuanian Academy of Music and MSc in Interactive Digital Media from Trinity College Dublin. For several years, he worked in the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre, where, in collaboration with other artists, he authored the scripts for the documentary performances Green Meadow, Dreamland, and Marius Repšys on Stage, while also initiating and coordinating the digital theatre archive teatroteka.lt. Since 2020, he has been working as a freelance artist, creating performances and interactive installations.

During the Blast Theory residency, the artists will develop their second common project, a theatre show taking place in taxi cars, commissioned by Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022.